CiviCRM Core Team Welcomes Mathieu Lutfy Blog Feed - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 19:39

Over the past 18 months, the CiviCRM Core Team has focused heavily on project sustainability and on balancing our own internal capacity. During that time, our infrastructure has been consistently (and thankfully) managed by Mathieu Lutfy, a member of the Canada-based partner Coop SymbioTIC.

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Adopting Gitlab - An introduction Blog Feed - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 02:56

Along with the Core Team, several contributors in the community have been testing Gitlab as an overall project management and communications tools for the CiviCRM community. Though it’s still a work in progress, we’re happy to start pushing it out to the broader community in hopes that it can provide a more cohesive platform for project management and community engagement.

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CiviCRM 4.7.20 release Blog Feed - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:39
CiviCRM 4.7.20   This month’s version of CiviCRM comes packed with delicious goo. Speaking generally, everything now works a little bit better. To find out the particulars, read on…     RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.  The release notes for 4.7.20 can be accessed  here
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CiviCON UK 2017 LAUNCH Blog Feed - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:24


The revamped, rebranded and remodelled UK leg of the CiviCON conference world tour!

Friday 6th October 2017, 9am-5pm, Camden, London, NW1

This year our main event will have a focus on user and implementer/advanced user sessions (i.e., anything you can do without code!), with the developer training happening during the Sprint.

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Over 10,000 organizations use CiviCRM! Stats on your Dashboard will update soon Blog Feed - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 20:46

There are between 10,000 and 11,000 organizations worldwide actively using CiviCRM *right now* to manage hundreds of millions of contacts, receive millions of contributions, register millions of people for events, send millions of e-mails - and many other uses. But, stuff happens.

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That's a Wrap - CiviCon St. Louis in the Books! Blog Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 17:38

***Before you read on: Did you miss the chance to attend CiviCon St. Louis? Or perhaps you live in Europe? Good News! CiviCon Cologne in Germany will take place June 9, 2017! All the details here

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Membership Renewal Made Easy with CiviCRM Blog Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 04:33

An Interview with the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association

The Wisconsin Nonprofits Association (WNA) is a statewide membership organization with the mission of strengthening Wisconsin’s nonprofits.The association provides public policy information and advocacy on nonprofit issues, access to education and training opportunities, technical assistance and offers a cost-saving package of benefits to their members. The association currently has over 100 organizational members, as well as many individual and for-profit affiliate members and foundation supporters.

Cividesk recently spoke with WNA to learn more about how they made the transition to CiviCRM and how their organization has benefited from using the database.


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Mosaico: Drag and Drop Mailings are here! Blog Feed - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 18:38

The Mosaico CiviMail extension Phase 2 is ready for download. Read more about this drag and drop mailing editor!

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Sprint to’s never finished. But progress always! Blog Feed - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:39

Following what was a successful annual gathering for CiviCRM community at CiviCON St. Louis, the traditional Sprint commenced boasting 35 in attendance including participants from New Zealand, UK, Canada, and folks from all over the US from the east to west coasts. The Sprint is an annual opportunity for the CiviCRM community to come together and work on developing the CiviCRM software in a context that allows face-to-face interaction as opposed to the usual remote work and conversations.

During the Sprint, a number of groups are created to work on different topics such as coding, marketing and documentation for the software.

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Membership self signup and auto renewals Blog Feed - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:08


In CiviCRM you can configure a membership to auto-renew, provide the option

 or not auto-renew.  However, this was not used for the self-signup contribution pages.

Well, from 4.7.19 it is respected and you can easily create membership contribution pages which force auto-renew.  (See CRM-20375).

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CiviCon Cologne 2017 Blog Feed - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:56

CiviCon Cologne coming soon!

Less than one month and the CiviCon NW Europe will start for the first time in Germany. We are proud (and a bit nervous) to be the host this year, but we are sure that you will be well entertained by the different sessions. Around the conference, there will be a user training for beginners and a three-day sprint for those who can't get enough of CiviCRM... If you are not registered for the conference or one of the other events yet, you can do it here.

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Why are you involved in the CiviCRM community? Blog Feed - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 13:43

It’s 5:45pm CDT on the final day of the CiviCRM St Louis conference and I’ve been walking for almost two hours, I have no clue where I am. I know I set off in the opposite direction to my hotel and I know I left the conference before it finished but I really didn’t think this through.

So what drove me to walk with the pure aim of just walking, akin to a mini TV version of Forest Gump?

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CiviCRM 4.7.19 and 4.6.28 release Blog Feed - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:50
Another month, another version release of CiviCRM! Let’s take a look at the latest improvements.     RELEASE NOTES: Thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies, we have release notes all put together in one place for you here   SPECIAL THANKS:  
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Using the CiviCRM Entity Reference Field submodule with Inline Entity Form Blog Feed - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:15

CiviCRM Entity Reference Field is a submodule of the CiviCRM Entity project. One of the many advantages of installing the CiviCRM Entity module is the ability to use Drupal’s Entity Reference module to reference CiviCRM data from nodes, terms, or other entity types. Many people are using the Inline Entity Form module, which provides field widgets that allow you to create, edit, or delete a referenced entity from the parent form.

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Using Price Set Fields in Drupal with CiviCRM Entity Blog Feed - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 14:15

As of CiviCRM Entity 2.0-beta4 the sub module called CiviCRM Entity Price Set Field provides a Drupal field type for the Event entity type.  In this article we’ll review the features of this submodule and discuss how to configure and customize it to fit your needs.

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CiviCRM Entity 2.0-beta7 Released Blog Feed - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:36

CiviCRM Entity 2.0-beta7 has been released.

Pick it up now at the Project Page

Changes since beta6:

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Are you ready for TLS 1.2 Update? Can't escape it! Blog Feed - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 03:42
As you may be aware, new PCI DSS requirements state that all payment systems must disable early TLS by 2018.  As part of this requirement, PayPal, Auth.Net and Braintree are updating its services to require TLS 1.2 for all HTTPS connections along with requiring HTTP/1.1 for all connections. You need to make sure your CiviCRM is all set with this change which you could do by doing the following checks.
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New field types in CiviCRM Entity - Picking the right tool for the job! Blog Feed - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:41

CiviCRM Entity is a contributed module for tightly integrating and extending CiviCRM with Drupal. This module exposes CiviCRM API entities as proper Drupal entity types. This is HUGE as it allows you to make CiviCRM data available within your favorite Drupal tools such as Rules, Views, and EntityReference. I’d like to present another advantage of Drupal entity types, and that is Drupal fields.

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Extreme Makeovers CiviCRM Style... Introducing the Shoreditch theme, CiviCRM's new User Interface Design Blog Feed - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 21:43

Not too long ago, we wrote a little blog post about some of the work we’ve been doing for CiviHR's new user experience and visual design and after months (and months) with our paintbrushes out it’s finally time to take the lid off the next phase of that project... integrating that look and feel into CiviCRM core…

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CiviNYC a Year later Blog Feed - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:03

Last year in February we started a series of CiviNYC work days. It consists of an event where we work and learn from each other for an afternoon, usually around 4 hours. Here's what it looks like.

Not too shabby!!!

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